I know almost all of the article rules of grammar books. But still I have lots of problems in articles.When I speak about living in a village generally, can I use village without article although it is countable and it is in singular : " In village people are friendlier." No. It has to be, "In the village", or, "In a village". If "village" was changed to "villages" the article is not needed - "In villages people are friendlier."
English native speakers can use the before a noun to express something in general. This is the point that I want to say something to make it clear to know where is my problem .
You said that In the village people are friendlier tells about a village in general.
But my point is : If I want to make it definite , then what to do? Do you use the the same sentence?
An example maybe:
The teacher is always busy. Does this sentence has little ambiguity ? Does this sentence has two meanings ? Then how can I understand which one the speaker wants to say without more context , such as dictionary examples?
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